Vittorio and Francesca Moretti, on Monday 3rd July in Franciacorta, celebrated the release of the 2016 vintage of the Vittorio Moretti Riserva with an Indian dinner hosted by Himanshu Saini, a 35-year-old Indian chef transplanted to Dubai. Thanks to his Trèsind Studio, he has recently collected two Michelin stars, the second place in the World's 50 Best Middle East and North Africa and the eleventh place in the World's 50 Best Restaurants. He can still grow, but even now he is remarkable, supported by a golden personality, disarming in his blunt sincerity. It was clear every time he cooked at the Identità Golose Milano hub. It was confirmed at Bellavista, where he cooked with a friend living in Italy, to avoid visa problems.
Vittorio Moretti portrayed by Bruno Lafata at the presentation of the latest vintage, 2016, of the Riserva Bellavista named after him
Francesca Moretti toasts with Filippo Polidori, to her right and, left, with Paolo Marchi and Massimo Tuzzi, CEO of the Terra Moretti group. Photo Lafata Bruno
Himanshu Saini's welcome to the table puts us in a good mood
Himanshu Saini at dinner at the Bellavista winery in Franciacorta. Photo Lafata Bruno
Utopia becomes wine, Francesca Moretti recalled, celebrating her father with sincere and important words: 'You’re Utopia, the dream, the ability to imagine the impossible and make it come true. You’re Home because you’re a great entrepreneur, but for you everything has always revolved around your family: me, my sisters and, above all, Mamma.
Tagliatelle with royal oyster, black XO mushroom and morel shoyu. This was the dish that Indian chef Himanshu Saini paired with Riserva Vittorio Moretti 2016 at the latter's presentation on the 3rd of July at Bellavista. Three very specific mushrooms dominate, beyond their names and preparations to which we in Italy are not yet fully accustomed
"The indomitable spirit, the courage, that ability to boldly go beyond convention. Being emotional and rational, I sometimes struggle to understand, but your pioneering vision has always guided me.
"Thank you for founding Bellavista, believing in this beautiful territory, dreaming big and with great generosity of thought. Thank you for raising me surrounded by nature and for always having excellent minds and great professionals at my side, not least Richard Geoffroy". This is how utopia becomes wine.
Translated into English by Slawka G. Scarso
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born in Milan in March 1955, at Il Giornale for 31 years dividing himself between sports and food, since 2004 he's the creator and curator of Identità Golose.